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Rethinking Innateness: A Connectionist Perspective on Development
A new framework in which interactions, occurring at all levels, give rise to emergent forms and behaviors that are not themselves directly contained in the genes in any domain-specific way is described.
Infant vocabulary development assessed with a British communicative development inventory
It is found that British infants have lower scores on both comprehension and production than American infants of the same age.
From rote learning to system building: acquiring verb morphology in children and connectionist nets
Rapid word learning by fifteen-month-olds under tightly controlled conditions.
Evidence is presented that, in certain circumstances, the duration of longest look at a target may be a more robust measure of target preference than overall looking time.
U-shaped learning and frequency effects in a multi-layered perception: Implications for child language acquisition
Phonological specificity of vowels and consonants in early lexical representations
Phonological specificity in early words
A neurocomputational account of taxonomic responding and fast mapping in early word learning.
The model demonstrates how an established constraint on lexical learning, which has often been regarded as domain-specific, can emerge from domain-general learning principles that are simultaneously biologically, psychologically, and socially plausible.
Symbol Grounding or the Emergence of Symbols? Vocabulary Growth in Children and a Connectionist Net
A connectionist model of concept formation and vocabulary growth that auto-associates image representations and their associated labels is described, which implements several well-documented findings in the literature on early semantic development.